USC’s premier a cappella group, the SoCal VoCals, recently took first place in the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella, or the I.C.C.A., in a spectacular showing at New York’s Beacon Theatre on April 21.
This was the fifth time that the group has taken the title, following wins in 2008, 2010, 2012, and 2015. The ensemble includes USC Thornton students Tehillah Alphonso, Kaylah Baker, Quinn D’Andrea, Elizabeth Gaba, Jej Millanes, Alex Mountsier, Jaquain Sloan, and Miles Trieger.
The group, which was founded in 1996, was called “an established powerhouse, the team to beat” in a New Yorker magazine profile following the 2015 competition. A recent article, “The Most Winningest Group In ICCA History,” touted its members’ successes across popular culture, from Pitch Perfect to Broadway.
Enjoy a video of the SoCal VoCals’ award-winning, 12-minute I.C.C.A. performance above.